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Nurs Times. 2008 Jan 22-28;104(3):46, 48-9.

Using honey to inhibit wound pathogens.

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University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Abstract

This article reviews the laboratory and clinical evidence that relates to the antimicrobial properties of honey. Observations show it is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent with efficacy against bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. It is also capable of eliminating malodours from wounds, eradicating antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria from wounds and acting as an effective prophylactic agent at the exit sites of medical devices.

PMID:
18293880
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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